Upskill in lockdown!

Supporting young people and adult volunteers during the pandemic

Although we find ourselves in another nationwide lockdown, there are many opportunities available from CVQO to take advantage of the situation and gain some new skills.

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2020/2021 academic year update

Our 20/21 BTEC Level 2 academic year is underway and enrolments are open now. The qualification can now be completed entirely online!

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CVQO Westminster Award

CVQO Westminster Award nominations open now!

After a brief hiatus, The CVQO Westminster Award is back for 2021 – click here for further info and to nominate!

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BTEC Level 2 news

BTEC Level 2 certificate update - January 2021

Due to the ongoing pandemic restrictions we are experiencing delays in BTEC certificate production from Pearson…

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Inspirational lockdown learner stories

Locked down >> skilled up

This year has presented a lot of challenges but it’s been fantastic to see how many of our learners have taken the opportunity to gain new qualifications

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Employability Skills Workshop webinars

Now available – Employability Skills Workshop webinars exclusively for CVQO learners – click here for more information!

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Qualifications for adults and youth group instructors

We offer a range of brilliant BTEC, ILM and City & Guilds qualifications to youth group adult volunteers, as well as direct candidates, helping them to formalise their skills.

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ILM Level 2 Award for Young Leaders

Our ILM Level 2 Award for Young Leaders is delivered over 2 consecutive days and is aimed at 14-16 year olds, offering a brilliant introduction to leadership concepts and an internationally-recognised qualification.

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We are CVQO

CVQO is a UK education charity, providing vocational qualifications to youth group members and their adult instructors. Our qualifications are accredited by Pearson BTEC, ILM and City & Guilds

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The CVQO learner journey

I have seen first-hand the fantastic opportunities and experience that being a cadet can bring to young people.

“Skills such as teamwork, communication and leadership are vital, practical skills that are so valued by employers, whichever path you choose.

“CVQO are rightly recognising the skills and abilities of our cadet forces with qualifications that will help set them on their path to success.

Gavin Williamson MP, Secretary of State for Education